The Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative provides easy-to-understand research summaries to help everyone understand and take action on climate change science. Charlie rapple describes how 15 of the world’s largest and most renowned academic publishers came together to make the most important research on climate change accessible to the public.
The Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative is a platform that provides easy-to-understand explanations of key articles and books from over 15 scholarly publishers.
Globally, more than a trillion pounds are spent annually on academic research, producing an average of two million articles. Of the 50 million research articles currently available online, up to 50% are never read. To help more people find and implement this research, the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative brings together publishers from around the world, including Cambridge University Press, the American Meteorological Society, and Elsevier. Each has selected a range of articles, books and other most influential scientific content, which has been summarized in easy-to-understand language by expert authors.
âResearch publications are just not designed to reach and influence people outside of academia,â said Charlie Rapple, director of clientele and co-founder of Kudos. âClimate change is one of the few research topics where it really makes sense to try to help more people understand what scientists are recommending. The editors work together to provide a single entry point for information on climate research in a range of fields.
The platform takes up several of the themes of COP26, including the commitment to net-zero, the end of deforestation by 2030 and the phase-out of coal-fired electricity. It also includes a straightforward explanation of “the most influential climate science research of all time” – a first study by 2021 Nobel laureate Syukuro Manabe, who accurately predicted rising temperatures due to dioxide emissions. of carbon.
The curated content collection gives users access to unbiased, reliable and accurate information. The initiative will help build trust between science and the public to enable people to make more informed decisions, lobby governments for change, and successfully take urgent climate action.
The project is led by specialists in research communication Glory and Impact sciences, in partnership with AIP publication (the American Institute of Physics), the American Meteorological Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Annual reviews, BioOne, BRILL, the Cambridge University press, Copyright Removal Center, De Gruyter, Delta Thinking, Elsevier, Borders, the Geological society, IOP publication (Institute of Physics), IOS Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer Nature and Wiley.
To explore the most influential and actionable climate research for yourself, visit the collection at www.climate-change.info/
Author: Charlie Rapple is Director of Clientele and Co-Founder of growkudos.com